In Memory

Vicky Slater

Vicky Slater

Vicky Slater Obituary

Date Of Birth: March-11-1950
Date Deceased: June-4-2018
Age at Death: 68
Cause of Death: Stroke
Classmate City: Wisconsin Rapids
Classmate State: WI
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Vicky is survived by her son, Matthew Wartman. She was predeceased by her husband Carl Wartman.
Vicky is a graduate of University of Chicago with a degree in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Masters in Library Science, Loyola University, Master of Business Administration. The University of Chicago is where fun goes to die, but she didn't let that stop her. She joined the Kazoo Marching Band! She also met her future husband, Carl Wartman.
On Oct. 9, 1983, she married Carl Wartman in Chicago, Illinois.

Vicky was blessed to have a kidney donated to her by her loving husband, which gave her 30 more years with family and friends.
She was an avid reader, and read books for Renaissance Learning for many years.
Vicky loved baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs, and live theater. She and Carl were active supporters of American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
She was a talented and passionate quilter with an extraordinary eye for color and design. Many of her creations were gifted to family, friends, and local charities.
Vicky and Carl saw the world together, often from the back of their Harley. They loved to travel, later taking their son Matthew on many trips.
Vicky's other loves included knitting, crossword puzzles, anime, friends & family.
She was devoted to and deeply proud of her son Matthew.
Vicky is survived by her son, Matthew Wartman; brother, Richard (Kaye) Slater; sister-in-law, Marsha Witten, and sister-in-law, Laurie (Frank) Kundrat, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Vicky was predeceased by her husband, parents and her brother, Charles.
For online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations to The Family Center of Wisconsin Rapids, Meals on Wheels, Palliative Care Quilting, the UW Health Transplant Fund, and The Neighborhood Table are encouraged, as well as considering becoming an organ donor.


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06/20/18 08:12 AM #1    

Ron Fierman

My condolences to her family.

A life well lived indeed.




06/20/18 09:55 AM #2    

Mark Wachter

I don't know how we got together, but one weekend, probably in 1964 or 1965, Vicky and I went door-to-door to collect donations for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Besides supporting a good cause, those who participated received tickets to a "concert" at Public Hall. I guess you would call it a date, although our parents had to drive us there and back, but it was MC'd by Danny Thomas, and I recall that Chuck Berry and Bob Vinton performed. Vicky was always such a happy person with a great smile. I'm glad that our paths crossed.

06/20/18 01:21 PM #3    

Andy Brodhead

I transferred  to Heights as a Junior and was in a few different classes with Vicky. Never really socialized with Vicky, but came to appreciate her as a genuinely good person.

06/20/18 02:45 PM #4    

Carey Gordon

I remember Vicki as a lovely person in all respects.  I agree with Ron:  a life well lived, indeed.  RIP, Vicki

06/20/18 03:07 PM #5    

James Badger

I remember Vicky fondly, and am sorry for the loss to her friends and family.  We were constant companions through part of high school, and went to Woodstock together.  We gradually lost touch after that, but started corresponding again about 15 years ago – birthday greeting and a little news and opinion.  One of the people who helped make me who I am (in a good way), and with whom I shared some wonderful times.     

06/21/18 04:50 PM #6    

Andy Szabo

I am sorry that I did not know Vicky thru the years. She sounds like she was a person who lived a full life. A life filled with many interests ad enjoyed so many wonderful tings that life offers if one opens the door. The world,and her family will miss her.

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